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Moving to Tartu, Estonia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 25, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Tartu, Estonia for its vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning natural beauty. The city is known for its lively student population, making it a great place to meet new people and experience a unique culture. Tartu is also home to a number of excellent universities, making it an attractive destination for those looking to further their education. Additionally, the cost of living in Tartu is relatively low, making it an attractive option for those looking to save money. Before moving to Tartu, it is important to be aware of the language barrier. Although English is widely spoken, the official language of Estonia is Estonian. It is also important to be aware of the weather in Tartu, as the city experiences cold winters and mild summers. Additionally, it is important to research the job market in Tartu, as the city has a relatively small economy. Finally, it is important to be aware of the visa requirements for expats, as they vary depending on the country of origin.

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What do I need to know before moving to Tartu?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Tartu, they said:

"Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and is known for its vibrant student culture. It is a great place to live for expats, with a low cost of living and a high quality of life. The city is well connected to the rest of Europe, with direct flights to many major cities. English is widely spoken in Tartu, making it easy for expats to communicate. The city is also home to a number of universities, making it a great place to study or work. The climate in Tartu is generally mild, with cold winters and warm summers. Expats should be aware that the city can be quite rainy, so it is important to bring appropriate clothing. Finally, expats should be aware that the city is quite small, so it is important to plan ahead and research the area before moving," remarked one expat who made the move to Tartu.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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